he Vancouver TheatreSports League (VTSL) has been wowing audiences since opening their doors in 1980. On October 23, the six time International Improv Comedy Award winners will be bringing their distinctive brand of performance to the Rossland Miners Hall!
TheatreSports is a unique type of performance; the audience provides the inspiration in the form of suggestions, and the performers provide the entertainment in the form of hilarious improvised scenes, think Who’s Line is it Anyway?. Improv allows the audience to see their ideas instantly transformed into reality. Whether reconstructing the story of an audience member’s first kiss, a bad day on the job, or a recent mishap, each performance is as original as its audience.
The performance will be presented by the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC). RCAC was awarded a grant from BC Touring Council to present a youth focused performance and decided they would like to host a performance that would also include a workshop component. “We wanted to introduce a new genre of performance to Rossland, as well as provide an opportunity for youth to participate in and learn about that art form,” says Tara Kowalchuk, RCAC Executive Administrator. “We found Vancouver TheatreSports League and they are a perfect fit!”
VTSL will be facilitating a TheatreSports Workshop for Youth from 1:00pm-3:00pm on Friday, October 23. The workshop will allow youth to learn about TheatreSports and practice the art of Improv. It is suitable for youth with a wide range of theatre/acting ability. “We encourage all youth to come out and give it a try!” says Kowalchuk, “You do not need to have any acting experience, just have a good attitude and be ready to laugh and have fun!”
There will also be a Community Improv Performance suitable for both youth and adults. Expect an evening of laughter where the audience influences the performance and you never know what might happen! This performance will be at 7:00pm on October 23.
Vancouver ThatreSports League draws cult-like capacity crowd at their home, The Improv Centre on Granville Island in Vancouver, performing to more than 200,000 enthusiasts yearly, 5 nights a week, 52 weeks per year. This performance promises to be a hilarious evening different from anything you have experienced before.
The youth workshop is $20, which includes admission into the evening performance. Pre-registration is required. Tickets for the evening performance are $10 and can be purchased at Out of the Cellar (Rossland), and the Charles Bailey Theatre Box Office (Trail). Workshop registration details and tickets can be found online at www.rosslandartscouncil.com.
For more information contact:
RCAC Executive Administrator